Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 15, 2011

August 15, 2011
I take issue with Carrier Corp. requesting the EPA to prohibit manufacturing of dry R-22 condensing units.


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Man Sentenced for Smuggling Refrigerant

August 15, 2011
U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan sentenced Brendan Clery, 34, to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $10,000 criminal fine and forfeit illegal proceeds in the amount of $935,240.
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Auditing Answers

August 4, 2011
In the July 11 issue of The NEWS there was a Newsline story about the Environmental Protection Agency apparently conducting audits of contractors and wholesalers regarding their refrigerant record keeping.


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EPA Revises Energy Star Specs for Furnaces

July 25, 2011
Energy Star, the consumer information program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recently released new eligibility requirements for furnaces. On June 13, EPA released Version 3.0 and Version 4.0 of Energy Star requirements for furnaces.
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More Refrigeration, Environment Efforts

July 4, 2011
The continuing expansion of a retailer into products needing refrigerators and freezers, and growing desires by supermarkets to demonstrate environmental correctness are among the latest trends in retail refrigeration.
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Carrier Asks EPA to Stop Dry R-22 Units

June 13, 2011
Carrier Corp. recently filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), formalizing a request to reclassify a residential condensing unit as a subsystem of a system to extend the manufacturing prohibition to dry R-22 condensing units. The petition urges EPA to reconsider its current position and to issue a new rulemaking.
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Big Turnout Only Natural

June 6, 2011
A lot of talk these days about natural refrigerants focuses on CO2, propane, isobutene, and the like. Stateside, they may be new kids on the block in terms of HVACR applications. But one natural refrigerant that has been around seemingly forever is ammonia. So it - like those “newcomers” - is drawing a lot of attention.
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Energy Star Guidelines Become More Rigorous

April 11, 2011
The goal of the Energy Star for New Homes program has been to help homebuyers identify homes that are significantly more energy efficient than typical homes in the marketplace. As code requirements have become more rigorous over the years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded by modifying the Energy Star guidelines periodically.
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Supermarkets Make Strides

April 4, 2011
Two supermarket chains have announced recent environmental-related developments regarding a newer refrigerant and energy efficiencies.
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Conversion Process Draws More Attention

March 7, 2011
The year 2010 and the start of 2011 has proved to be an interesting time for Midwest Refrigerants, a company that approaches the elimination of unwanted refrigerants from a different direction. Midwest has developed a process that breaks down refrigerants to “their original chemical constituents,” as noted by ACR News, a British journal, in a January 2011 report.
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